As cooler weather sets in around the country, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has safety tips to help avoid burns & injury.
Top winter product safety tips:
- Never use boiling water to fill your hot water bottle. Replace it as soon as it starts to look cracked or worn.
- Buy wheat bags or heat packs that come with clear heating instructions. Never overheat your bag , as it could ignite .
- Before winter, check your electric blankets, hot water bottles etc . are in good condition
- Children’s clothes with ‘low fire danger’ label is still flammable, keep away from open heat sources.